The prosecutor who helped jail members of a gang who raped a teenage girl 40 times has now said one of the men deserves to be freed.
Margaret Cunneen said that convicted rapist Mohammed Skaf should be paroled after serving 17 years for a crime the judge described as 'worse than murder'.
She said 'it's time he got out' and believed he was a correct candidate for parole.
'He's done his time. He was 17 and not overly gifted in the intellect department, without being offensive to him, and he served 17 years, he served half his life for something in which he was rather easily led,' she said.
Mohammed Skaf was up for parole in January of this year but it was denied after a report submitted by Corrective Services said he had shown no remorse for his crimes.
His brother Bilal Skaf will not be eligible for parole until 2033.
That group, which became known as the 'Skaf gang' after their leader, Bilal Skaf, went on a 20-day rampage in which four young women were violated in three pack rapes shortly before the 2000 Olympics.
One of the victims, an 18-year-old woman, was raped 40 times by 14 men over four hours in an attack coordinated by mobile phone. She was then dumped at a train station after being hosed down.
During her ordeal the woman was called an 'Aussie pig', told she was going to get it 'Leb-style' and asked if 'Leb c*** tasted better than Aussie c***'.
Many of the rapists have never been identified and police fear there were more victims who did not come forward.
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Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, who helped jail members of a gang who raped a teenage girl 40 times, has now said one of the men, Mohammed Skaf, deserves to be freed.